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Trans-Russian Art Project “9000 km”

Łaźnia 2 AEC, ul. Strajku Dokerów 5
Opening of the exhibition: 24 January 2014, 6.00 pm
25 January – 16 March 2014

Curator: Evgeny Umansky (BB NCCA, Kaliningrad)
Coordinators: Agnieszka Wołodźko (Laznia CCA, Gdansk), Ignas Kazakevicius (KCCC, Klaipeda)

Financial support of the project:
European Union, Lithuania-Poland-Russia ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013

The trans-Russian net project “9000 km” is a cooperation of curators from cultural and educational national institutions from 8 Russian regions, the representatives of “Russian diasporas” in the countries of the former Soviet Union and abroad.9000 kilometers is a distance from the western to the eastern border of Russia. The kilometers of geography of the “one fifth part of the land” that is united rather by territory, by regions, than by economy and politics.
The project “9000″ emerged from the aspiration to reflect the new artistic geography of each region, demonstrate their cultural components and also to comprehend the common artistic “ideogram” that would be identical to the contemporary condition of “the big fatherland” that is both European and Asian, liberal and conservative, centralized and provincial.
In every region was formed a creative group that represented artistic or social “brand” of its “place”.

Organizers:
The Baltic Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts (Gdansk, Poland)
Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre (Lithuania)

Regional «brands»:
Kaliningrad – «Foreign Territory»
St.Petersburg – «How to Survive in a Monument»
Moscow – «The Ownerless or Suspicious (Metro)»
Nizhny Novgorod – « Empty place»
Perm – «Secret Experiments»
Yekaterinburg – «Delicate Industrial»
Kurgan – «People behind the Verge of the Nervous Breakdown»
Novosibirsk – «Infantile disease of leftism in the contemporary art of Novosibirsk»
Kemerovo – «Miner’s Day»
Krasnoyarsk – «Depth»
Vladivostok – «That’s the limit»
Bishkek – «Lost Paradise»
Prague – «Learn Russian, We’ll Be Back!»
New York – «Invasions»

Participants:
Kaliningrad: E. Umansky, Yu. Vasiliev, A. Chebykin, E. Palamarchuk, group «Obshchee vzdragivanie», group “Karpenko&Karpenko”
St.-Petersburg: D. Shubin, A. Ustinov, D. Pilikin
Moskow: V. Korchagin, V. Orlov, A. Mitlianskaia, D. Gutov, A. Plutcer-Sarno
Nizhny Novgorod: group «PROVMYZA», N. Oleinikov
Perm: S. Stakanov, S. Teterin
Ekaterinburg: O. Bliablias, group «KudaBegutSobaki»,V. Seleznev, group «Ne s ruki», V. Davydov, Den Marino, group «SISTRA», A. Shatunov, A. Mazurenko, M. Razheva, V. Oborotistov
Kurgan: V.Osadchy, D. Gabitov, V. Cheban
Novosibirsk: D. Bulnygin, group «Sinie nosy», group SAT
Kemerovo: group PNK, V. Goriaev
Krasnoyarsk: D. Kuharenko, O. Ampilogov, O. Ponomarev, V. Sachivko
Vladivostok: E. Nikitina, M. Pavin, E. Makeev, K. Solo, I. Fomicheva, L. Zinatulina, L. Kozmina
Bishkek, Ky’rgy’zstan: U. Dzhaparov, G. Bokonbaev, G. Kasmalieva, M. Dzhumaliev, Joeshua, A. Shindin, E. Mel’dibekov
Prague: V. Magid, V. Artamonov, A. Kliuikov
New York: E. Fiks, M. Rakovitc

Contacts:
Yevgeny Umansky: (BB NCCA, Kaliningrad) umansky@ncca.koenig.ru, +7 906 234-40-68

Links: http://9000.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/

The Lithuania-Poland-Russia European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007-2013 aims at promoting economic and social development on both sides of the EU-Russian border, addressing common challenges and problems, and promoting people to people cooperation. Under the Programme, legal non-profit entities from the Lithuanian and Polish border regions, and the entire Kaliningrad oblast implement joint projects co-financed by the EU and the Russian Federation.